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1. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L) 11/29/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/29/2017

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Module 3 explores the structure of and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). We will review the differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 3 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 and Module 2 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 3.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

2. Revising as a Way to "Teach Grammar" at the Secondary Level (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 ELA Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 11/30/2017

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Students learn to write by emulating others. This includes learning the grammatical structures of written language. During this workshop, participants will examine the traditional approach to grammar instruction and will explore what research indicates to be effective practices for today’s classrooms. Practical methods and strategies for teaching grammar including sentence combining, the study of models, and collaborative writing will be explored. With the support of the work of various teacher-researchers, participants will learn how to tinker with language by revising to construct more complex and sophisticated sentences. This workshop honors the process-approach to teaching writing while offering participants practical ideas on how to use heuristics and more.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are optional for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

3. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 11/30/2017

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The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey kit (a 49.95 value) and certificate of completion.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Will be provided.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

4. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 12/1/2017 to 12/31/2017

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

5. Hazing and Youth: Initiation Rites, Wrongs and Responsibility

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 12/6/2017

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Hazing in college fraternities has dominated headlines in recent months. What is often not recognized is the reality that hazing is more prevalent in our high-schools than our colleges and universities. Some of the most important information learned about school hazing in recent years has come from research conducted by Alfred University and the University of Maine. Hazing is more common among high-school students, and for many students, their first hazing experience occurs in middle-school. In recent years, hazing has become more violent and sexualized. Researchers have also discovered that school hazing was as demeaning, dangerous, and violent as hazing among college students. Additionally, many schools are unaware of the prevalence of hazing, or their responsibilities in effectively addressing it. The Associated Press examined sexual violence in sports in its review of over 17,000 cases of student-on-student sexual assaults. Violence on some teams is so normalized it has persisted for years, and the AP fund multiple cases where adults knew and failed to intervene. This workshop will: Review current hazing research; Examine the role and responsibilities of schools in addressing hazing; Discuss legal rulings focusing on hazing and schools; Review hazing education and prevention models, including bystander intervention.

6. CRA - Early Numeracy

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education and Regular Education Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/7/2017

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) method is an intervention for mathematics instruction that research suggests can enhance the mathematics performance of students. It is a three-part strategy, with each part building on previous instruction to promote student learning and retention and to address conceptual knowledge. Participants will develop skills necessary to instruct students through practice as both the teacher and learner.


Lunch is one hour - please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

7. Getting to Know Raz-Plus (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 12/7/2017

Get an overview of your Raz-Plus product. Learn how to set up your classroom roster and create groups, how to assign resources for differentiated instruction, explore assessments and more.

In this workshop you will:
* Get an overview of your Raz-Plus product.
* Learn how to set up your classroom roster and create groups.
* Explore and assign resources for differentiated instruction.
* Explore assessments.
* View the student experience.

8. Raz Plus - New Features and Overview (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 12/7/2017

Get an overview of all the new features and updates that have come to your Raz-Plus account. Explore the new student grouping, enhanced file cabinet and updated assignment features, all which can be used to differentiate instruction in your blended learning classroom.

In this workshop you will:
* Explore the new student grouping features and create classroom rosters.
* Practice ways to utilize the enhanced file cabinet for lesson planning.
* Assign differentiated resources to support student needs.

9. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 12/8/2017

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

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10. BrightBytes Information Sessions

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 12/11/2017


BrightBytes and MCIU will be hosting BrightBytes Information Sessions!

BrightBytes is offering two sessions on December 11th — Districts are welcome to bring a team and attend one or both sessions to learn more about BrightBytes’ tools!

9 a.m.—11 a.m. (Morning Session)
Join for breakfast and learn how districts are using BrightBytes’ tools for planning and measuring technology initiatives and using predictive analytics, including Technology & Learning, Learning Outcomes, Digital Privacy, and Early Warning/Intervention

11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. (Afternoon Session)
Join for lunch and learn how districts are using BrightBytes’ tools for streamlining data integration, and monitoring technology access and impact on student learning, including DataSense, Technology & Learning, Learning Outcomes and Digital Privacy

Registration for both sessions will cover the AM and PM topics.

For more information, please contact Alison Scott at ascott@mciu.org or 610-755-9445.

11. SafeTALK - Become Suicide Alert

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers, administrators, front line workers, clergy, volunteers, law enforcement

Dates: 12/12/2017

Participants will learn four basic steps to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. This four-hour training can help you make a difference.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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12. Act 339 Series Session #3: Program Component, Management; Stakeholder, Business/Community

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

Dates: 12/12/2017

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

This training is for Montgomery County public schools. Attending as part of a district team is essential. Teams should include elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Representation from each level is crucial to developing an effective, cohesive K-12 plan. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

* Session Goals: Program Component, Management; Stakeholder, Business/Community.
* Overview of and a working knowledge of the Management System.
* Review the Delivery system documents from Training #2.
* Introducing CEW 101 resources.
* Introducing Program Goals (#3 on the 339 template). * Introducing Advisory Council role and discussing how it will be developed (#6 on the 339 Template).
* Business/Community Panel-Developing a strategy to engage and involve Business/Community stakeholders in the program.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

13. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School personnel involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 12/12/2017

This council is for professional school personnel involved with ESL/Title III.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

14. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 12/12/2017

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

15. How We Learn Math and Science: Five Essential Practices for Successful, Long-Lasting Learning with John Almarode (M) (S)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Math and Science Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates: 12/14/2017 to 2/8/2018

"I don't know" and "I don't remember" are phrases that haunt every math and science teacher and learner. How do we create mathematics and science experiences that lead to better learning for all students so that they will "know" and "remember"? Over the past fifteen years, the science of learning has provided many insights into how we think about math and science concepts, ideas, and content. Furthermore, these promising principles provide a starting point for inspired and passionate teachers to build the capacity in math and science learners to see themselves as their own teachers. This workshop shows you how! The body of research on how we learn math and science provides well established principles and practices that enhance the learning outcomes for each of our students in the classroom. Moving beyond performance on a test, this workshop links these essential principles to the everyday instructional decisions you make in your classroom.

Practicing what we preach, you will take part in an edge-of-your-seat learning experience that translates these principles to practices across multiple grade-levels. You will leave with strategies that will make learning stronger for all your students.

Note Snow Make-up dates: January 4, 2018 and/or February 14, 2018

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

16. Writing Structures and Strategies: Effective Core Writing Instruction at the Sentence Level 3-8 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Administrators, Reading Specialists, 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2017

How does grammar instruction at the sentence level support the production of text? Current research in the field is revealing that micro-level skills play a crucial role in the development of complex writing for a variety of purposes. This workshop will focus on explicit instructional techniques for sentence analysis and development to build automaticity in the grammatical structures of written language in grades 3-8.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

17. MCIU PIIC Meeting 12/19/17 Regional

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 12/19/2017

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

18. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 1/1/2018 to 1/31/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

19. Evidence-Based Evaluation of English Learners: A Contemporary Approach To Testing

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Montgomery County School District Psychologists and SLPs only

Dates: 1/5/2018

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Evaluation of English learners represents one of the most difficult tasks in assessment, a situation that is further compounded by the fact that most practitioners may not have the language skills necessary to evaluate in the native language. Coupled with the vast number of languages found in the schools and the lack of tools in languages other than Spanish, there is a strong need for an approach to evaluation that is accessible to all practitioners. This presentation will:






• Outline an evidence-based approach to evaluating English learners with emphasis on contemporary methods for using tests in a nondiscriminatory manner.






• Present specific procedures which permit any evaluator to conduct assessments of English learners in a manner that can generate valid data to support conclusions and diagnostic decisions.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour. Please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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DATE 1/5/18

SNOW DATE: 1/11/18

20. How to Support Students' Productive Struggle and Perseverance Grades K-5 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-5, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 1/9/2018 to 2/22/2018

Effective teaching of mathematics consistently provides students, individually and collectively, with opportunities and supports to engage in productive struggle as they grapple with mathematical ideas and relationships. This 2-day workshop will help you build and nurture a culture for productive struggle by answering the following questions:

* What is productive struggle?
* Why is productive struggle important to student's mathematics learning/
* How do we support productive struggle for each and every student?

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

21. CRA - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education and Regular Education Instructional Coaches

Dates: 1/10/2018

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) method is an intervention for mathematics instruction that research suggests can enhance the mathematics performance of students. It is a three-part strategy, with each part building on previous instruction to promote student learning and retention and to address conceptual knowledge. Participants will develop skills necessary to instruct students through practice as both the teacher and learner.


Lunch is one hour - please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

22. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and teh Alphabetic Principle (L) 01/10/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/10/2018

Effective, systematic phonics instruction is emphasized along with subroutines to utilize during instruction. We will also explore the importance of applying learned skills to reading and writing. Answers to common questions are provided, including, "How Much Phonics?", "Who Needs Phonics?", "What Kind of Phonics?", and "Why Phonics?". Each participant receives a LETRS Module 7 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

23. Montgomery County Middle School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 1/10/2018

This council is limited to Montgomery County Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

24. Montgomery County High School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County high school principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 1/10/2018

This council is limited to Montgomery County High School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

25. Cohort 2: Power AAC: Supporting Your Students With Core Vocabulary: Modules 7-12, Invitation Only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 1/10/2018 to 5/30/2018

Power AAC focuses on five key areas to increase the skills of educators as they learn about communication to support their students. It focuses on powerful skills in: 1. Partner Skills 2. Opportunities 3. Words in social and instructional environments 4. Evidence for decision-making 5. Resources for creating, sharing, and implementing for guiding your Session Expectations: 1. Participants will view six (6) Modules in a flipped classroom course through viewing webinars outside of the online activities prior to attendance. 2. Handouts will be available for participants to download and view during this viewing process. 3. Participants will complete a survey after viewing each module to help guide our online sessions. 4. Participants will attend online sessions with all participants in attendance. 5. A monthly activity will be assigned based on each module. 6. Prerequisite: Attendance in Modules 1 through 6.

At the end of the session, a survey will be to completed by each participant. Act 48 hours will be for 12 hours. Attendee must attend all sessions, and complete all required activities to receive credit and act 48 hours.

26. Differentiating for Advanced Learners - Elementary (G)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Instructional Specialists/Coaches, Gifted Support Teachers, Curriculum Directors

Dates: 1/11/2018

Participants will be exposed to a variety of advanced learner strategies with an opportunity to develop some of them partially or in whole based on current units taught.

Strategies include:
* Pre-assessment
* Tiered Tasks
* Curriculum Compaction
* Study Guide Plan
* Adding Complexity to Current Lessons
* Most Difficult First.

Participants are asked to bring materials for a unit that could/should include: Student Learning Map or Curriculum Map, K-U-D, formative and summative assessments, lesson plans, and any supplementary materials.

Ideally this session works best with a team of general educators (grade level or department) and a gifted support teacher/instructional coach.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

27. Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing (TDA): The Cornerstone of College and Career Readiness (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 1/11/2018

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This workshop will feature best practices related to text-dependent analysis including strategies that will help students closely read and engage with complex text. Participants will also explore writing techniques that will lead to clarity in student responses. An emphasis will be placed on analysis and how participants can scaffold instruction in order to take students from a literal meaning of text to an inferential one. Participants will also investigate the role of questioning and the role of oral language as related to analysis so that they walk away focused on their instructional practices and more confident about TDA as a process.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

28. Virtual Reality: Beyond the Field Trip (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/11/2018

The popularity and use of Virtual Reality (VR) is growing...outside of education. Have you ever wondered how to take this resource and use it with purpose in your classroom? When and how can VR be powerful? What resources are available to use? In this workshop we will explore the answers to these questions as well as how to maximize the use of this exciting resource with students. All attendees will receive a free VR headset!

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops and a mobile device are required for this session.

29. Everyday Math Users Group Meeting (M)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County district leaders

Dates: 1/12/2018

These meetings are for Montgomery County district leaders to network in their use of the Everyday Math Resources.

30. Creating and Communicating a Vision for Student and Staff Success (PIL/Act 45)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 1/15/2018 to 4/30/2018

This is a hybrid program for administrators with online coursework beginning on January 15, 2018 and closing on April 30, 2018.

Overview: Effective instructional and administrative leadership is required to implement change processes. Effective leaders are proactive and seek help that is needed. They nurture an instructional program and school culture conducive to learning and professional growth. Effective leaders have different styles and roles. This program provides school and district leaders with strategies and skills to more effectively approach and address critical issues that demand their attention.

The overarching leadership themes to be developed include:

* Strategic thinking and planning is required for any change effort.
* A vision and clearly defined goals must precede any action steps.
* Strong leaders are reflective, life-long learners.
* Strong leaders include others in decision making.
* Values and beliefs within school environments shape the culture of the school.

Participants will be required to choose a current issue/challenge impeding student achievement in their organization and develop a comprehensive “road map” to analyze and address the situation.

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31. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All public and nonpublic school staff

Dates: 1/16/2018 to 2/1/2018

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty (30) minutes will be allotted for lunch each day and participants are expected to brown-bag their lunch. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due May 30, 2018.

32. GOOGLE EDUCATOR Level 1 Certification Boot Camp (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: All Educators interested in preparing for Google Educator certified status.

Dates: 1/17/2018 to 1/18/2018

Google Education Certifications were updated and MCIU is pleased to offer educators an opportunity to work with Rich Kiker in preparation to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam. During this two day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of Google Apps for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve "Google Educator" status and pursue "Google Education Trainer" status.

Participants will be guided through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, web-based tutorials, and video learning libraries.

Test preparation for the new Google Educator exam includes readiness with: Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sites, Chrome, Classroom and exploration of the Google Trainer process.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

33. Building Academic Vocabulary with Learning A-Z (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Adiminstrators

Dates: 1/18/2018

Address the call for academic vocabulary instruction by using Vocabulary A-Z and Raz-Plus resources. In this session, educators will discuss the pedagogical implications of academic vocabulary and collaborate on ways to ensure specific vocabulary becomes part of a student’s repertoire.

In this session, participants will:
* Explore pre-made academic vocabulary lessons on Vocabulary A-Z.
* Discuss how to edit and create custom vocabulary lessons.
* Gain implementation ideas for effective vocabulary instruction.
* Explore Raz-Plus resources that support academic vocabulary instruction.

34. STEMulate Your Mind - Grades 5-8 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades 5-8

Dates: 1/18/2018 to 5/8/2018

Educators talk about "STEM" all the time, but many struggle with actually building upon the principles of this movement into their instruction. What does "STEM" really mean? How can it transform learning opportunities for students? During this two-year cohort, participants will develop instructional practices tied to critical thinking skills, authentic connections, standards, career possibilities, and transdisciplinary learning to create the environments needed to prepare students for a complex world. It is required that all participants attend all meetings during the first year of this cohort, and there will be an option to attend year two, which will center on moving from the theory to practice.

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Subscriber Cost: $350 each or $300 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Regular Cost: $450 each or $400 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

35. STEMulate Your Mind - Grades K-4 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades K-4

Dates: 1/18/2018 to 5/10/2018

Educators talk about "STEM" all the time, but many struggle with actually building upon the principles of this movement into their instruction. What does "STEM" really mean? How can it transform learning opportunities for students? During this two-year cohort, participants will develop instructional practices tied to critical thinking skills, authentic connections, standards, career possibilities, and transdisciplinary learning to create the environments needed to prepare students for a complex world. It is required that all participants attend all meetings during the first year of this cohort, and there will be an option to attend year two, which will center on moving from the theory to practice.

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Subscriber Cost: $350 each or $300 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Regular Cost: $450 each or $400 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

36. 10 Things You Never Knew About Raz-Plus (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/18/2018

What is Raz-Plus? Most teachers respond with, “Leveled Books.” Raz-Plus, however, is so much more! In this session, expect to explore additional resources that make every moment count in the classroom.

In this session, participants will:
* Investigate resources you never knew about.
* Share implementation ideas.
* Explore new features.
* Set up file cabinet with an instructional cycle in mind.

37. MCIU PIIC Meeting 01/19/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 1/19/2018

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

38. MCIU Tech Innovators 01/19/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Technology Innovators

Dates: 1/19/2018

THIS REGISTRATION IS ONLY REQUIRED IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING THE PIIC MEETING IN THE MORNING. This council is for Montgomery County technology integration specialists and other staff members whose responsibility involves instructional technology and coaching.

39. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technologhy, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 1/22/2018

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

40. Genre-Specific Process Writing (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 1/23/2018

New
This workshop will provide 3-8 teachers with "big ideas" in writing in all genres...narrative, informational, and opinion/argumentative and how they are applied to explicit core writing instruction. Practical methods and strategies for implementing effective writing practices for each genre will be explored. Participants will leave with a stronger sense of the critical features of each genre, will engage in writing for a variety purposes (and for different disciplines), and will experience the value of collaborative writing.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

41. Google and the Student Centered Secondary Math Classroom (T) (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Secondary Math Teachers and Curriculum Specialists

Dates: 1/23/2018

During this 1-day professional learning workshop from Kiker Learning, participants will explore best practices in creating a student-centered, inquiry driven 21st-Century technology enhanced math classroom. Teachers will take on a student role throughout the day and will walk away with dynamic math tools, instructional strategies to improve and highlight student mathematical communication, develop a formative assessment system that supports differentiation and flexible grouping, and an effective means to blend and flip math instruction. Teachers will explore student voice and how students understand more deeply when they can communicate their findings, wonderings, and thoughts through creation.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch:There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

42. Paraprofessional Training Series: Exploring Technology in The General Education Classsroom

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 1/23/2018

Participants who attend this workshop will learn about Assistive Technology as it relates to: AT Overview, Supporting access in the general education curriculum and what new technology I should know? Chrome? iPad?

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be 1 hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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43. Montgomery County Gifted Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: MCIU Gifted Council Members

Dates: 1/24/2018

This council is for professional staff who have have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of programming for gifted education.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

44. Innovative Approaches to Literacy with Google (L) (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 1/25/2018

During this 1 day professional learning workshop, participants will dive in and explore methods to create a student-centered, technology enhanced ELA classroom. In order to get the most out of the day, participants should already have a basic working knowledge of Google Docs & Slides – this offering will not concentrate on how to use these tools from an operational standpoint, but instead will focus on to use them to create authentic learning experiences for students.

As a result of the workshop, participants will be comfortable using:
* Dynamic tools to increase student engagement, collaboration, and to create authentic learning experiences
* Chrome Apps and extensions to support struggling learners.
* Various formative assessment tools that can be used to continually inform instruction.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

45. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L) 01/25/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/25/2018

The first module in the LETRS series The Challenge of Learning to Read, explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A four-part processing system model is explored in detail. Each participant will receive a LETRS Module 1 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

46. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 1/26/2018

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

47. ADMINISTRATORS AND COACHES GRADES K-12 - Incorporating STEM and Maker Learning into the Curriculum through Coding (STEM) NEW DATES

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administators and Coaches Grades K-12

Dates: 1/31/2018 to 2/1/2018

How do you support teachers in building learning environments that foster innovations, problem solving, and reflection? Come join us as we use coding learning experiences to teach content-area as well as communication, collaboration, designing, and prototyping skills. Through this opportunity, you will gain insight from both the learner's and teacher's perspective to develop a better understanding of the essential skills that are needed for creativity and innovation to flourish. Connect with other administrators and coaches to share strategies for integrating coding into the classroom.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

48. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 1/31/2018 to 2/1/2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training designed to teach people methods of assisting a young person who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5 step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and noncrisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur,disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Registration starts one-half hour before the workshop.

Participants must attend both days.

49. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 2/1/2018 to 2/28/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

50. Let's Talk: Core Argumentative Moves n the Secondary Classroom (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 ELA Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 2/1/2018

Writing argumentatively in secondary classrooms requires listening to others, summarizing their views, and responding with one’s own ideas. This interactive workshop will introduce you to different teaching practices that demystify academic writing and address the heart of argument in every academic discipline.

Participants will learn the core writing “moves” of argument (patterns of writing) and will learn how to help student writers of all levels enter academic conversations and debates. Each participant will leave with many ideas, including flexible templates, that will help students not only improve their writing, but also increase student reading comprehension as they begin to identify these “moves that matter” in the texts they read. Participants will also learn how to structure their secondary classrooms to allow students more opportunities to interact with each other as they read and write with each other in the argumentative mode.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are optional for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

51. TEACHERS GRADES K-5 Incorporating STEM and Maker Learning into the Curriculum through Coding (STEM) NEW DATES

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-5

Dates: 2/6/2018 to 2/7/2018

Do you ever wonder how to get your students to become innovators who are responsible for finding solutions to everyday problems? Or, how to allow your students to be creative and reflective in their thinking? If you answered yes to either of these questions, come join us to learn how to design coding learning experiences for students that provide them with opportunities to acquire content-area skills while they learn to communicate, collaborate, design, model and prototype.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

52. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 2/6/2018

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

53. Act 45/PIL Hours: Supporting Students With Disabilities Series:Increased Access to Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment=Increased Student Achievement

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Educators, Administration

Dates: 2/7/2018 to 5/31/2018

Educational Leaders face multiple challenges as they strive for high quality instruction and increased student achievement for ALL. Supporting ALL students often presents additional challenges that must be addressed as leaders work towards improving instructional practices related to students with disabilities. This training series is designed to support leaders in implementing systems level change linked to:

* FAPE
* Shifting school culture towards Presuming Competence in ALL students
* Addressing the full continuum of services for students on the Autism Spectrum
* Rethinking how we interpret student behavior
* Utilizing frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning as a way to support learner variability in our classrooms
* Ensuring fidelity of practices such as Co-Teaching that support students with disabilities in general education settings.

Attendees must attend all sessions and complete job embedded activities to earn Act 45/PIL credit hours and Act 48 hours.

2/7/18 - Role of Leaders Implementing change
2/20/18 - FAPE and Roles and Responsibilities of LEA in Supporting Access to General Education Curriculum
3/14/18 - Is your Autistic Support program Supporting the Full Continuum of Needs?
3/22/18 - Creating a Culture of Presumed Competence
4/12/18 - Function Based Thinking: Reframing How We Interpret Student Behavior
4/25/18 - Frameworks that Support Access to Instruction for All: Universal Design for Learning(UDL)
5/17/18 - Ensuring Fidelity of Co-Teaching Practices
5/31/18 - Culminating Project

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54. LETRS Module 9: Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing (L) 02/07/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 2/7/2018

This module addresses writing instruction for children in grades K-2 who need to be taught the component skills that underlie composition. Drawing on recent research that explains that cognitive and linguistic components of composition skills, a framework for analyzing writing samples is applied to examples of students at several different achievement levels. Instruction that builds automaticity in critical components while teaching children stages of the writing process is explained and modeled. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 9 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

55. LEGOLAND Discovery Center - Building Authentic Learning (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-6 and Adminstrators

Dates: 2/7/2018

Come experience the power of creating authentic cross-curricular learning with the MCIU at LEGOLAND Discovery Center located at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing real-world learning experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn how components at LEGOLAND can be incorporated into multiple content areas.
* Learn about fieldtrips at LEGOLAND.

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the opportunity to explore LEGOLAND. Please note that this professional development offering is designed specifically for upper elementary (grades 3-6) teachers and administrators. Children are not permitted to attend this session.

Please note that a district is only permitted to send up to 5 enrollees.

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Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

56. MCIU PIIC Meeting Virtual 02/08/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 2/8/2018

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

Virtual instructions will be emailed to all registered participants.

57. Getting Started with Writing A-Z (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/15/2018

Learn how to use Writing A-Z an exciting online library of writing resources that help your students become stronger, more fluent, independent writers. This interactive webinar is recommended for new Writing A-Z users.

In this session, participants will:
* Receive an overview of the Writing A-Z site.
* Explore the Student Experience.
* Set up rosters and assignments.
* Get instructional tips and ideas for implementation.
* Discuss ways to use in correlation with other Learning A-Z sites.

58. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L) 02/16/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 2/16/2018

Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

59. Paraprofessional Training Series; Presuming Competence: Strategies to Support Students in Math Problem Solving

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/16/2018

Participants will be be able to: gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles related to math problem solving so that you can assist teachers in supporting students struggling with math problem solving, understand how to support students in acquiring math problem solving skills and apply instructional techniques and content that will reinforce effective math problem solving instruction. Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hours, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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60. Youth Mental Health: Risk and Resiliency

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 2/21/2018

The majority of our youth are emotionally healthy, yet one in every four to five youth overall meet the criteria for a mental health disorder that places them at risk for severe impairment and/or distress. Substance abuse disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders are the most commonly diagnosed disorders. There are many reasons for concern for the mental health of our youth: suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death for teens, youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems are at an even higher risk for mental health disorders, the impact of trauma on youth, and the negative impact that social media sites and apps can have on young people. This workshop will: Review the current research addressing the mental health of youth; Look at the signs and symptoms of behavioral health concerns; Examine how trauma impacts learning and development; Discuss how to appropriately respond to youth experiencing mental health issues; Look at resilience, and education and prevention options for schools and agencies.

61. Student-Centered Classrooms for Today's Student with AJ Juliani (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/28/2018

Our learners today live in a completely different world than we did 25, 15, or even 10 years ago. Students have access to on demand information with the click of a button on their phones. In today's world, technology is growing exponentially, change is an expect4ed part of our lives, and we have tools that have revolutionized the way we think about teaching and learning.

Yet, on the fundamental level of learning we know that all of this change needs to be channeled for it to have a positive impact on our students and in our classrooms. This session goes into detail on how to build a student-centered classroom that promotes authentic learning experiences for all students.

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Attendees will learn:
* how student-choice fuels engagement;
* how to use technology with a learning purpose;
* what innovative teaching practices impact a diverse set of learners;
* why student-centered classrooms promote equity and ownership of learning;
* Innovation in education starts with our students. It strengthens relationships, and deepens learning experiences. Student choice and technology allow teachers to build true engagement with all students regardless of their background.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

62. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 3/1/2018 to 3/31/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

63. Act 339 Series Session #4: Program Component, Accountability; Stakeholder, Postsecondary

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

Dates: 3/1/2018

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

This training is for Montgomery County public schools. Attending as part of a district team is essential. Teams should include elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Representation from each level is crucial to developing an effective, cohesive K-12 plan. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

* Session Goals: Program Component, Accountability; Stakeholder, Postsecondary.
* Overview of and a working knowledge of the Accountability System.
* Review Program Goals and Advisory Council Progress.
* Developing an Academic/Career Plan for all students(Template item #11).
* Developing strategies to engage the Career and technical Center(Template item #12).
* Post-Secondary Panel-Developing a strategy to engage and involve Post-secondary stakeholders in the program.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

64. Supporting ALL Teachers of ELs (ESL)

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: Admnistrators and Coaches

Dates: 3/2/2018

This session will focus on the four principles of inclusive teacher evaluation for ALL teachers of ELs. Participants will analyze the commonalities and differences between the four principles and the PDE Guiding Questions document and apply what they have learned to adapt PDE's look-fors to address all teachers who work with ELs. Participants will also create an action plan for determining next steps in evaluating all teachers of ELs.

Each participant will receive the book Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students with Disabilities written by Diane Staehr Fenner, Peter Kozik and Ayanna Cooper.

Instructor: Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU Title III Consortium member districts can attend at no additional cost: Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Methacton, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

65. LETRS Module 4: The Mighty Word - Building Vocabulary and Oral Language (L) 03/06/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 3/6/2018

This module highlights the importance of vocabulary for reading comprehension and examines many research-based approaches to vocabulary instruction. Participants will look at the vocabulary gap that characterizes many poor readers, the role of language in the home, the importance of reading aloud, modeling in the classroom, and independent reading. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 4 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

66. The Mindful Classroom Series - Spring 2018

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Head Start Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Teachers K-12, Administrators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologist, Mental Health Workers

Dates: 3/6/2018 to 5/1/2018

Participants must attend all sessions.

Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to attend to the present moment in a kind and nonjudgmental way. It is a life skill that promotes concentration, resilience and overall well-being. The Mindful Classroom Series will proved participants with fundamental skills and resources to embark on their own mindfulness practice and will offer suggestions on how to share the joy of mindfulness with students.

Session Titles:
03/06/18 - Mindfulness, What's the big deal?
03/20/18 - Mindfulness to Improve Attention and Concentration in the Classroom
04/03/18 - Cultivating Emotional Awareness in the Classroom
04/17/18 - Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
05/01/18 - Mindfully Moving Forward

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*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

67. Math in Practice: Everyday Strategies for Building Confident and Capable Learners in Grades K-5 Sue O'Connell (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Math Teachers K-5, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 3/7/2018

Join Sue O'Connell in this dynamic one-day workshop, where you will discover ways to help students learn and love mathematics. Join Sue to explore practical strategies that make math come alive for your students. Her questioning techniques, interactive tasks, helpful suggestions, and array of resources illustrate doable ways to build math understanding. You will discover a wealth of classroom-ready ideas and activities to take immediately back to your classroom.

Participants will:

* Examine engaging problems that set a context for learning math skills
* Identify key teacher questions that promote math understanding.
* Explore the words of math and identify strategies to help students talk more precisely about their thinking.
* Discover easy math routines that work at all grade levels to get students thinking and talking about big ideas.
* Reflect on simple and fun math investigations that lead to important math discoveries.

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Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

68. The Coaching Impact Cycle (PIIC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Instructional Coaches

Dates: 3/8/2018

This session will focus on the three stages of the Impact Cycle (identify, learn, and improve). Effective coaching must be more than a few conversation; good coaching must lead to significant improvement in teaching and learning. This cycle ensures that coaches are helping teachers identify, learn, and improve their practice to ensure every child is receiving excellent instruction every day.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

69. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 3/8/2018 to 3/9/2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training designed to teach people methods of assisting a young person who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5 step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and noncrisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur,disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Registration starts one-half hour before the workshop.

Participants must attend both days.

70. MCIU Tech Innovators 03/08/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Technology Innovators

Dates: 3/8/2018

THIS REGISTRATION IS ONLY REQUIRED IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING THE PIIC MEETING IN THE MORNING. This council is for Montgomery County technology integration specialists and other staff members whose responsibility involves instructional technology and coaching.

71. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L) Upper Dublin

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade 2

Dates: 3/12/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

72. TEACHERS GRADES 6-12 Incorporating STEM and Maker Learning into the Curriculum through Coding (STEM) NEW DATES

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 6-12

Dates: 3/13/2018 to 3/14/2018

Do you ever wonder how to get your students to become innovators who are responsible for finding solutions to everyday problems? Or, how to allow your students to be creative and reflective in their thinking? If you answered yes to either of these questions, come join us to learn how to design coding learning experiences for students that provide them with opportunities to acquire content-area skills while they learn to communicate, collaborate, design, model and prototype.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

73. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade 1

Dates: 3/13/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 1 - Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

74. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade K

Dates: 3/14/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

75. Increasing Success In Your Inclusive Classroom: Presuming Competence For All Learners and Yourself

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education and Regular Education Teachers K-12, Administrators

Dates: 3/15/2018

Your school year has started and you are feeling overwhelmed with all of the needs in your classroom but specifically the behaviors that some students are exhibiting. This training will give you strategies and accommodations for your classroom to help it become a more fluid, comfortable, and successful environment for not only your students but yourself and any others that may encounter your classroom daily.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop,

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

Laptops are required for this session.

76. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC) - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 3/16/2018

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

77. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School personnel involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 3/20/2018

This council is for professional school personnel involved with ESL/Title III.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

78. Montgomery County Gifted Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: MCIU Gifted Council Members

Dates: 3/21/2018

This council is for professional staff who have have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of programming for gifted education.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

79. Gamification: An Evidence Based Approach to Understanding and Creating Learning Games (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 3/22/2018

New
Under the right conditions learning occurs in games. But learning doesn't occur in all games - even ones intended to lead to learning. Why? What makes a game effective from a learning perspective? Learn research-based recommendations for using games in K-12 curriculum. Discover game features that lead to impactful learning outcomes.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

80. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 3/22/2018

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

81. Paraprofessional Training Series: Classroom Partners: Role of Paraprofessionals in Supporting Universal Design For Learning

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/23/2018

Participants will be able to: develop a common understanding of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) through its three principles, know the impact that UDL has on curriculum and instruction for all students, understand methods of teaming with the classroom teacher to support individual student needs and know the resources available that highlight UDL principles.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

82. Montgomery County High School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County high school principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 3/28/2018

This council is limited to Montgomery County High School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

83. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 4/1/2018 to 4/30/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

84. Act 339 Series Session #5: Understanding Data to Develop Program Accountability; Technical Assistance on Key Components of the Plan

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

Dates: 4/5/2018

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Wait List
This training is for Montgomery County public schools. Attending as part of a district team is essential. Teams should include elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Representation from each level is crucial to developing an effective, cohesive K-12 plan. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

* Session Goals: Understanding Data to Develop Program Accountability; Technical Assistance on Key Components of the Plan.
* District assessment of current status of 339 document completion.
* Sharing among districts related to document status.>br> * Technical Assistance and Planning Time.
* Analyzing Data and the Use of Counselor Time and Resources.
* Results Reports for Developing Program Goals.
* Introduce Template for Showcase Presentations, Final Training.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

85. The Mindful Classroom Series II

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators that have completed the Mindful Classroom Series I

Dates: 4/10/2018 to 5/22/2018

This workshop was was developed for teachers who successfully completed the Mindful Classroom Series. Teachers are expected to have maintained a daily mindful practice.

Participants will meet for four sessions and will be exposed to and develop classroom application of mindful skills. Participants will develop and be supported with delivering mindful lessons to students. The course will sharpen participnat's abilities to bring mindfulness to their students by asking them to develop and model lessons to the group. There will be at least two hours of expected work conducted outside each session.

Objectives:

* Participants will craft mindful language appropriate for a varitey of audiences, including students, parents, co-workers, and administrators.
* Participants will create and deliver classroom activities to teach mindfulness to children.
* Participants will gain access to and help create a Mindful Online Community that will compile classroom activities developed by peers.
* Participants will interact with the instructor by keeping a weekly reflective journal, that will ensure a personalized experience.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

86. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 4/17/2018 to 4/18/2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training designed to teach people methods of assisting a young person who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5 step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and noncrisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur,disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Registration starts one-half hour before the workshop.

Participants must attend both days.

87. Writing with the "Write Guy" Jeff Anderson (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 4-12 and Administrators

Dates: 4/24/2018

New
Don't miss this opportunity to attend THREE workshops in ONE day!

1. 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know
Come get your writers in motion, and use mentor tests or the study of models to sustain and inspire them. In this session, Jeff will tackle wisdom every writer needs to know from his book.

2. Revisions Decisions: Talking Through Sentences and Beyond
Let's develop twenty-first century writers with all the flexibility needed to face the myriad of choices in an ever-evolving world. WE can effortlessly teach grammar through revision and revision through grammar. The essentials of mentor text, talk, and process will be the focus.

3. Mechanically Inclined: Teaching Grammar and Editing in Content
Explore how weaving grammar and editing into the content of writing can be meaningful, interactive, and fun. Using wall charts, literature, and patterns, teachers discover how merging craft with grammar and editing can and will engage students.

For more details please see FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

88. MCIU Tech Innovators 04/25/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Technology Innovators

Dates: 4/25/2018

THIS REGISTRATION IS ONLY REQUIRED IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING THE PIIC MEETING IN THE MORNING. This council is for Montgomery County technology integration specialists and other staff members whose responsibility involves instructional technology and coaching.

89. SafeTALK - Become Suicide Alert

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers, administrators, front line workers, clergy, volunteers, law enforcement

Dates: 4/26/2018

Participants will learn four basic steps to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. This four-hour training can help you make a difference.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

FLYER

90. Paraprofessional Training Series: Principles of Behavior: Developing Strategies and Tools for Your Behavior Toolkit

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/27/2018

Participants will be able to: understand concepts for why behaviors occur and what maintains then, identity the ABCs of behavior, understand and explain behavior principles and strategies that teachers might employ in the classroom and identify resources, strategies and tools for paraprofessionals to utilize in the classroom in support and enhancing positive behavior.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

91. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technologhy, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 4/30/2018

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

92. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/1/2018 to 5/31/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

93. How Principles Can Support Instructional Coaches and Vice Versa (PIIC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 5/1/2018

This workshop gives principals the understanding they need to effectively support the coaches in their school. Over the past two decades the Instructional Coaching Group (ICG), led by Jim Knight, has been studying instructional coaching. Through this research the ICG has identified several factors that are essential for developing and sustaining an effective coaching program. This workshop will cover these factors and provide time for coaches and principals to reflect together on implementation.

Instructional Coaches and Principals attend together!

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

94. CRA - Integers and Expressions

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education and Regular Education Instructional Coaches

Dates: 5/3/2018

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) method is an intervention for mathematics instruction that research suggests can enhance the mathematics performance of students. It is a three-part strategy, with each part building on previous instruction to promote student learning and retention and to address conceptual knowledge. Participants will develop skills necessary to instruct students through practice as both the teacher and learner.


Lunch is one hour - please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

95. LEGOLAND Discovery Center - Building Authentic Learning (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-6 and Adminstrators

Dates: 5/3/2018

Come experience the power of creating authentic cross-curricular learning with the MCIU at LEGOLAND Discovery Center located at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing real-world learning experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn how components at LEGOLAND can be incorporated into multiple content areas.
* Learn about fieldtrips at LEGOLAND.

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the opportunity to explore LEGOLAND. Please note that this professional development offering is designed specifically for upper elementary (grades 3-6) teachers and administrators. Children are not permitted to attend this session.

Please note that a district is only permitted to send up to 5 enrollees.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

96. MCIU PIIC Meeting 05/07/18 Regional

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 5/7/2018

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

97. LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning - Teaching Text Comprehension (L) 05/09/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 5/9/2018

This module discusses and demonstrates the many conditions, skills, processes, and abilities that impact reading comprehension outcomes. Participants will study the text, reader, task, and context variables that impact comprehension. They will also investigate the challenges of written language processing at the word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, and disclosure levels. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 6 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

98. STEM 101 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 5/9/2018

Have you heard about STEM thinking and wondered how it applies to you? Participants in this workshop will experience different levels of STEM activities and walk away with a deeper understanding of why students need exposure to STEM and design thinking and how to begin integrating tasks into their instruction.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

99. Everyday Math Users Group Meeting (M)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County district leaders

Dates: 5/11/2018

These meetings are for Montgomery County district leaders to network in their use of the Everyday Math Resources.

100. Paraprofessional Training Series: Achieving Greatness: Practical Strategies for Working With Students With Executive Functioning Weakeness

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/15/2018

Participants will gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of executive functioning so that they can assist teachers when working with students with executive functioning needs. Also, they will be able to identify interventions and strategies aimed at promoting the development of executive functioning skills.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

101. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC) 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 5/18/2018

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.